Carlisle 2019

Hey everyone:

Start making plans right now for Carlisle 2019. This coming year will see some changes, and the first of these is this: we have a nicer hotel with cheaper rooms—$129 a night.

We’ll be at The Marriott Shippensberg and, instead of running out to Caddy Shack on Thursday evening, we’ll have a barbecue right on the hotel patio, which features a fire pit and a grill. Look at this place!

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The place also has a full bar and we’re getting a much bigger hospitality room that can double as a dining room if it rains. It’s a sweet setup.

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We’re also getting well-lit, exclusive parking in the rear of the building 

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and a free breakfast buffet on Friday morning. Shippensberg is a college town with other meal options close by (I’ll have more on those later). And of course for you egg sammich partisans it’s 23 miles from the fairgrounds, about half an hour. No tolls.

Alan “Dr. Clock” Merklin is working up a short cruise in the hills nearby, since it’s close to his old stomping grounds. He’ll have more soon on the room block.

I’ve got more to share about the weekend's festivities and will be blowing the horn about it often and loudly in the coming months. Save the dates now: May 16-19, and get ready to grab your showfield passes when the sale starts.

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The BBQ is catered. It'll be something like $24 charged to your room. Open bar and of course coolers welcome.

Canopy in front probably good for 2-3 cars we'll see.

IMG_2011Back lot is plenty large for your campers and car carriers. Probably OK for an easy-up or two or three but check with hotel first. 

We also have a full-sized football field.

Just in case anyone wants to play Arctic Rules Ballistic Corn Hole with the mortars.

Personally I'd prefer Auto-Polo but nobody ever likes my ideas. 

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With other local events, area college graduations, increased room pricing, charging for the hospitality room  etc.  it became clear that would Court Yard Mechanicsburg PA was no longer a good choice.    Connie and I went on a search and have contracted with Court yard Shippensburg Pa , a beautiful facility with a staff that is eager to meet our needs in every way. The Hotel is off exit 29  on Rt 81. This adds about 9 minutes to the ride to Carlisle show grounds

Hotel BBQ style:

Thursday evening at the Hotel:                                                                                               BBQ pulled pork, Boneless BBQ chicken breasts, Italian sausage w/ onions & peppers    BBQ baked beans, Mac and cheese, Potato salad, house salad, rolls, fresh baked cookies and ice tea w/ full cash bar Approx. $24 pp will be charged to your room folio for the Thursday BBQ dinner.

 

Yes, by "open" bar I meant "you may buy drinks there," not "free drinks." 

But it being Carlisle Speedster Owners Group I will expect to see a variety of beer-full coolers opened.

$24 a head for the BBQ seems about right, and being able to tie one on (if you'd like) and not have to drive back to the hotel you just already drove seventy-eleven miles to get to makes sense. 

@Jethro you are hereby placed on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION for saying the R-word. Any further infractions will result in a bag full of ZIPIT being emptied over your head, right in front of the whole class. 

Alan Merklin posted:

With other local events, area college graduations, increased room pricing, charging for the hospitality room  etc.  it became clear that would Court Yard Mechanicsburg PA was no longer a good choice.    Connie and I went on a search and have contracted with Court yard Shippensburg Pa , a beautiful facility with a staff that is eager to meet our needs in every way. The Hotel is off exit 29  on Rt 81. This adds about 9 minutes to the ride to Carlisle show grounds

Hotel BBQ style:

Thursday evening at the Hotel:                                                                                               BBQ pulled pork, Boneless BBQ chicken breasts, Italian sausage w/ onions & peppers    BBQ baked beans, Mac and cheese, Potato salad, house salad, rolls, fresh baked cookies and ice tea w/ full cash bar Approx. $24 pp will be charged to your room folio for the Thursday BBQ dinner.

 

What?  They don't serve burgs? 

Lane Anderson posted:

I believe that “burg” is a verb.  Things they serve perform the act of “burging,” making them “burgers.”

Believe me.

So technically the burgers serve the burgs and if several people go to the restaurant together they'd be burging.

But actually:

burg      /bərɡ/
noun
 
  1. an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town.
    • INFORMALNORTH AMERICAN
      a town or city.

Whooo-hoo, the committee has been busy -- much appreciated.  Looking good on all accounts.  I have heard that Jack does not have room in the Speedster for his very cool and exotic banjo (have you ever seen what all he packs in there, plus Alice??), but he's not averse to borrowing one.  Any other musically inclined and talented SOCers (that would not include ME) would be welcome to gin up a jam.  That would be sweet.\

Live mortar corn hole?? Ummm . . .  WTF??

Hey everyone it's time to buy your Carlisle tickets at 20% off.

(pictured: Richard Wobby's Allison TD)

Most of you know they do this sale every year but for you newbies: The Carlisle Kit and Import (nka "Import and Performance") Nationals is this club's main east coast gathering and has been for the past many many years.

With rare exceptions our members go "non-judged" but every so often someone ponies up the extra sawbuck and probably wins a trophy, as happened a few years back with Cory Drake's Famous Hoopty Special.

Get your tickets early and enjoy getting your window sticker in the mail weeks before the May 17 show date.

And please remember to click the "club" box and scroll way down to choose the "Speedster Owners" option when you buy. This is how the Carlisle poobahs take the club census and the more people we sign up the bigger our free canopy is.

The canopy is just what's needed to keep everyone from becoming sunburned whist enjoying a cold one or three during the show. 

So click on over and commit before January 2 to save 8 bucks, and also tell your friends and neighbors. More is better, and you don't need a Speedster to show up and drink with us.

 

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